Midway Elementary's Allison Chostner has a 1:1 iPad fourth grade classroom. She was looking for a way for guided reading to be more efficient for her students. So she started sharing digital materials using her Dropbox account. Now the students open their documents on the iPad, complete the work, and bring the iPads to discussions to share their thinking. Here's the details on how it can work for you.
First you need to get Notability. It's an app that allows you to import documents from multiple locations, add your own content, then move back to any location you want. It does cost $2.99 (it's available for half-off in the Volume Purchasing Program through Apple). But the benefits far outweigh the cost. Once Notability has been installed on the iPads, you can have the students organize their school lives. Allison had her students create folders for reading, science, and other subjects. Here's what a student iPad might look like.
|Press the little dots in the upper right in order to access the "Open With" option.|
|My completed reading response that is ready to turn in|